How to Use Human Urine as an Animal Repellent


Gardening is a hobby in which the gardener has to wait awhile to enjoy the fruits of her labor. Flowers and vegetables, whether planted as seedlings or with seeds, take time to mature and produce their full beauty. Nothing is more frustrating than looking out your window to check the progress of your garden only to discover that some animal has feasted on your hard work. Commercial animal repellents are available for purchase, but you can use a rather handy home remedy to keep many garden-eating animals away.

Deer love to munch on tender parts of new plants.
(deer image by Henryk Olszewski from

Things You'll Need

  • First morning urine
  • Cup
  • Spray bottle
  • Garden gloves
  • Soap
  • Water
  • Towel
Step 1

Collect your first morning urine in a cup. Your urine is most potent first thing in the morning. Male urine is preferred, if possible.

Use a cup to collect urine.
cup image by Ewe Degiampietro from
Step 2

Pour the urine into a plastic spray bottle.

A spray bottle makes for easy storage and application.
yellow spray bottle image by Igor Negovelov from
Step 3

Wear garden gloves in case your spray bottle leaks while applying the urine to plants.

Garden gloves keep the hands P-free while gardening.
work gloves for in the garden image by robert paul van beets from
Step 4

Spray the urine onto plants that are being eaten by animals. Spray all portions of the plant including stems, leaves and any flowers, fruits or vegetables. Reapply the urine spray every time you water or after it rains.

Most animals enjoy tender little leaves.
plant leaves 4 image by chrisharvey from
Step 5

Wash your hands using soap and water and dry with a clean towel.

Practice good hygiene after repelling animals with human urine.
washing hands image by Julia Britvich from

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Tips & Warnings

  • Use fresh urine each time and store your plastic spray bottle outdoors where it won't be confused for a household cleaner.
  • Thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables that have been sprayed with urine spray. Use mild soap and warm water to wash.


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